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February 2017

Leading a Literary Life with Monica Drake and Kevin Sampsell

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:10 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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           Leading a Literary Life Join us at The Old Church in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, February 7th to hear Monica Drake and Kevin Sampsell in conversation. Drake and Sampsell will explore what it means to lead a literary life. Come to be inspired! Both Drake and Sampsell are heavily involved…

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$10

Salem: “Write and Publish Fierce in 2017” with Sage Cohen

February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Producing the writing and publishing results you want may have more to do with your habits than your craft. It can be tricky to know when a groove becomes a rut, or when someone else's good advice isn't serving you well. In an interactive lecture + workshop with detailed worksheets, Sage Cohen will share her…

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Meeting with Oregon Trail Novelist Janet Fisher

February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, OR United States + Google Map

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2-4 p.m. join Willamette Writers Oregon Coast at the Newport Recreation Center in Room 105 for a meeting with Oregon Trail novelist Janet Fisher. Please Note: This month only the meeting is at the Newport Recreation Center in Room 105 & on the 4th Sunday and not the 3rd Sunday. Oregon Trail Novelist…

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$10

Meeting with Literary Agent Brian Tibbetts

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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On Monday, February 27, 2017, 6:30–8:30 p.m., join Willamette Writers on the River in Corvallis for a meeting with literary agent Brian Tibbetts. Bring your questions! The meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall. In this world of e-books, publishing conglomerates, and contracts so unreadable only a lawyer knows what they say,…

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March 2017
$10

Eugene: Danuta Pfeiffer and Kathleen Cremonesi on How to Market to Book Clubs

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tsunami Books, Eugene, 2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405
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On Thursday, March 2nd, come learn how to market your book directly to book clubs with Danuta Pfeiffer and Kathleen Cremonisi. The 100 Book Club Challenge: A New Dimension for Marketing Your Book  Learn the mechanics of marketing to book clubs from Danuta Pfeiffer and Kathleen Cremonesi, two award-winning authors who will explain how to…

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$10

Southern Oregon: “Structuring Your Memoir” with Emily Grosvenor

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street
Central Point, OR
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Emily Grosvenor "Structuring Your Memoir" Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point “Structuring Your Memoir” 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors Structure is the backbone of story. As a genre, memoir opens up perhaps the widest avenues for structure of any book-length…

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Portland: “Make me Laugh: Satire in a Dangerous World” with Mark Russell and Gigi Little

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:10 pm
The Old Church, Portland, 1422 SW 11th
Portland, OR 97201
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Make me Laugh: Satire in a Dangerous World It’s not easy making people laugh, especially with satire. You have to not only be aware of what people think is funny, you also have to know how far you can take a joke. Where is the point between laughter and shock? How can we engage humor, irony,…

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$10

Salem: “Crowd-fund Your Book: Using Kickstarter to Find Your Audience and Publish Your Work” with Emily Grosvenor

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Kickstarter creator and author Emily Grosvenor walks you through the process of refining your book idea for the marketplace, identifying your audiences, launching your book project on Kickstarter, and making collaborative art creation work for you. About Our Speaker - ​Emily Grosvenor ​Emily Grosvenor is the author of Tessalation!, a children's math picture book funded by…

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Newport: “The Famous Recipe: Building a Memoir” with Floyd Skloot

March 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street
Newport, OR 97365
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On Sunday, March 19, from 2-4 p.m. the Coast Chapter will host Floyd Skloot at the Newport Public Library. This talk will focus on the way Floyd Skloot built one of his prize-winning essays, "The Famous Recipe," and also how that essay in turn became a key part of building his book Revertigo: An Off-Kilter Memoir. Along…

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Corvallis: WWotR’s Quarterly Reading

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Corvallis First Presbyterian Church, Dennis Hall, 114 SW 8th St.
Corvallis, OR 97333 United States
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You wrote it... You sweated over it... Now read it aloud! at Willamette Writers on the River’s Spring Reading Sign up to read your own work to a live audience!   Monday, March 27, 2017 6:30–8:30 PM (sign-up starts at 6:15) First Presbyterian Church, Alison Hall Corvallis, OR Use 9th St. Parking Lot Entrance  …

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